Steppin' out of Line

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Words & Music: Wise/ Wiseman/ Fuller
Listen, little lady,
You're steppin' out of line
What's your hurry baby,
You got a lot of time
That's not love you feel,
It's only make believe
Watch out, you'll break the heart
You're wearing on you sleeve

Cheating with your kisses
You think you know it all
Old worry gonna get you,
You're riding for a fall
Better slow it down,
I see a danger sign,
'Cause the way you're steppin' around
You're steppin' out of line
You're steppin' out of line
Recorded: 1961/03/22, first released on Pot Luck


bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2020report abuse
I kinda like this one. Should have been included in the LP album back then. But, with 14 tracks already on there, I would have swopped Aloha Oe and Ito Eats, I like the movie version too! As for the Pot Luck album there were studio recordings available to be inserted instead of Steppin' Out Of Line. But, in the end FTD set those records straight!
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2013report abuse
Not one of his better recordings from a technical standpoint; the recording needle must have gone into the red distortion area when it was recorded; further, the cheapness of Colonel Parker shows thru clearly as to including this throw off from the movie "Blue Hawaii" onto the "Pot Luck" album, which to be honest, really doesn't fit at all.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2013report abuse
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was fantastic. I've never skipped it. The saxophone solo by Boots Randolph is always such a joy to listen to as well. This song was originally recorded for the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack and it's such a shame that this song wasn't included in the movie or on the original soundtrack album. It was unfortunately saved for the "Pot Luck" album instead.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2013report abuse
The intro is very close to the one on I'm a roustabout. A great rocking track with a superb sax solo and the famous Elvis ending.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 15, 2012report abuse
Another strange song decision in the Elvis film career, as to why this was not included in Blue Hawaii full stop.
Perhaps it was a bit too much like ' Rock-A-Hula Baby'. but that could also apply to the ballads in similarity. As has been said a great number with a driving sax and Elvis giving it all he's got. -4 stars all the way.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2011report abuse
Should've been left on the "Blue Hawaii" LP.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2011report abuse
Not the greatest of songs, but a fabulaous sax solo (one of the best) and a gritty vocal by Elvis makes this a standout track on any LP.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2011report abuse
I like this song a lot. Some years ago there was an import called The Elvis remixes, not new remixes, rather new mixes with the original track and alternate ones. Stepping out of line was there, and had almost 3 minutes long, and two solo breaks, one with Boot's saxophone, and another with Hank Garland's guitar. Just fantastic!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2011report abuse
Not a fav of mine,I usually skip this track. One star !
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2010report abuse
A very underrated track recorded for, but not used on the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack. This one is a real rocker that Elvis sings very well and it probably would not have fit with all the lush ballads and "beach rockers" that made up the soundtrack. This one has a bluesy, hard edged feel to it and it stands out as one of the best tunes on the "Pot Luck" LP.

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